The benefits of
colloidal silver as a natural antibiotic are well known. In tiny
amounts, colloidal silver is loved by the human body’s immune system
because it effectively kills harmful bacteria.
Although there have been both claims that colloidal silver is simply a placebo at best, others hail its value as an antibiotic that supports the human immune system. A theory as to how colloidal silver acts as an antibiotic: The action of the silver particles seems to disable the enzymes in bacteria and even viruses, thus killing disease-causing organisms in the body.
Silver acts as an antibiotic by effectively killing harmful pathogens. A study performed by the University of North Texas showed that colloidal silver (in vitro) effectively kills common disease causing pathogens. The interest in colloidal silver as a natural antibiotic is resurfacing both because of the rapidly increasing interest in natural health products and more importantly, because of the potentially dangerous advent of Multiple Drug Resistant (MDR) pathogens— microorganisms that are developing resistant to many antibiotics.
To reap the immune system benefits of colloidal silver without any risk of argyria, look for a silver suspension containing the smallest particles of silver. Here are some characteristics to look for in an ideal colloidal silver product to reap the health benefits while avoiding argyria:
One such producer of colloidal
silver is Natural Immunogenic Corporation. They produce
which both meets the above criteria and is the most highly recommended
colloidal silver product world wide.
Your colloidal silver solution itself should be totally clear. Avoid any solution that is amber or yellow-colored because that may be evidence that the particle size is too large or that the water is contaminated. Colloidal silver solutions are usually sold in light-protected bottles.
There are how-to recipes and perhaps even kits promoting “make your own colloidal silver.” Unless you desire a permanent, blue complexion or have a state of the art medical laboratory to make it, buy your colloidal silver ready made. This way you will be sure to enjoy all of the benefits of colloidal silver.
During the Middle Ages, the Black Death (1347-1351) ravaged Europe with death from bubonic plague. The aristocracy, sometimes referred to as “blue bloods,” seemed immune, thanks to the benefits of colloidal silver. The habits of the upper class consisted of using sliver plates. When scraping their food from the plate, they were ingesting both the food and silver. This ingestion of silver both caused their skin to have the blue-gray cast; a benign skin condition called argyria, but saved their lives from the plague that was rapidly killing many people in the lower classes.
Since the widespread introduction of antibiotics (1940-1945), silver-based formulas were discarded, except for some topical silver salves, used specifically on burns, and neonatal eye drops.
In my opinion, it would be a service to independent thinkers and health minded individuals for the FDA to require safe dosing levels on labels for those who choose to enjoy the health benefits of colloidal silver.